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“Mailman”
Union: Union/non-union welcome
Media: 16:9 Digital Short Film
City for Response: Vancouver
Production Company: Vancouver Film School (VFS)
Director: Nathan George
Genre: Comedy
Casting Director: Helen Liu
Audition Location: 151 Cordova St. Vancouver
Shooting Location: Vancouver
Script Availability: Email (below)

Contact Information:
Helen Liu
Email: [email protected]
Address: 142 Water St. Vancouver BC

KEY DATES

Auditions: April 15th, 2017
April 16th, 2017
Shooting days: May 16-20, 2017

SYNOPSIS
A spiteful man regrets writing a vengeful break-up letter to his long-term girlfriend. After his attempt at bargaining with the local mailman fails, he impulsively steals the mailman’s bag, triggering a chaotic and absurd chase to retrieve the letter

CHARACTER BIOS
Arthur (late-20’s – Male):*Union only* Somewhat pretentious as he has a high standard of what he wants in his life and thinks he deserves the best. He can seem crusty, and cantankerous sometimes but he has a very supportive and understanding side as well. He believes if he doesn’t get his way, it is the wrong way, contributing to his caustic nature and angry outbursts. He feels insecure about his age as he quickly approaches thirty and tries to attach himself to the past. He is nervous of losing what he had, such as his self-confidence and perfect cholesterol.

Patricia (mid-20’s – Female): Competitive and driven and always looking towards the future. She strives to seem wiser and older than she feels she is. She is distant and runs away from her problems. Patricia thinks dating older men will make her more independent from her past and closer to the future. Patricia learns not to conflate her sense of self and independence with the relationships she chooses.

Mailman (40’s - Male): One of the most senior, experienced mailmen in the Canadian Mailman Union Association of Canada and because he has been in the workforce so long he knows the city well and always knows where he’s going. He compulsively abides by the rules, never missing a delivery and always making them on time. He chose the post service lifestyle as it is a very stable and structured system and he frowns upon those who question his mailman philosophy.

Clarice (20’s - Female): Will play multiple characters (Mail Clerk, Homeless Lady, News Reporter, Religious man). She manifests as a facet of Arthur's paranoid delusions. Clarice is an oppositional figure who persistently obstructs Arthur’s path to success and with each entrance she heralds the appearance of the mailman. Clarice’s variety of characters get in the way of Arthur so they can live their lives as they want and follow by their own rules.
- Clarice, the mail clerk (20s), aloof, blunt, and sarcastic, is the gatekeeper of the post office. On the other hand, Clarice is young and very bored of her job at the postal service.
- The Homeless lady (40s) is inquisitive, prying and overly friendly. She is on her own time and her time is now. She is curious about everyone’s story and has no concept of personal space.
- News Reporter (30s) an ambitious, intelligent professional. She wants to tell the people the truth, the real story, and passionately follows the rules of her news network.
- Religious man (30s) is a proselyte who believes strongly in his religion.

Honey (Late 20’s - Female): An athletic, trendy member of the one percent. She is compassionate and altruistic and intends to treat people well but is clueless of how to help people in a real way.

Babe (Late 20’s - Male): An upper class, rich young man, always in a hurry to do what he wants. He is not fond of people below his social status and has a very haughty and sarcastic nature towards anyone in a lower class.


Project Type:  Short Status:  Non-Union Salary:  $0.00/day Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Female Age:  all ages Role:  Actor City:  Vancouver

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
- Open to all demographics.
- Please email submissions to Helen Liu ([email protected]) for available time slots.
- No monetary value can be offered as this is a student production. Lunch and craft services will be provided on set.

Project Details

Project Title:  Mailman
Short Synopsis:  SYNOPSIS A spiteful man regrets writing a vengeful break-up letter to his long-term girlfriend. After his attempt at bargaining with the local mailman fails, he impulsively steals the mailman’s bag, triggering a chaotic and absurd chase to retrieve the letter.
Producer:  Jordan Vazquez
Director:  Nathan George
Casting Director:  Helen Liu
Company:  Vancouver Film School
Deadline: EXPIRED (834 days ago)

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